The appearance of unwanted play3955.you-are-winner10.info pop-ups in your web browser means that your PC is infected with an adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). It makes changes to the machine settings and configures itself so as to start automatically each time the system is turned on. Immediately after startup, the adware begins to monitor the user’s actions and insert ads directly into the open windows of the Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge. So, if you notice that your web-browser has become show this web page, then you do not need to wait , you need to follow the step-by-step instructions below and remove play3955.you-are-winner10.info advertisements ASAP.
The ‘ad-supported’ software can change the settings of the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge, but often that a dangerous software such as this can also infect all types of internet browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time open the browser to see play3955.you-are-winner10.info annoying ads.
What is more, the ad supported software may show ads depend on a page that you are visiting. That is, it’s clear that this adware, without your permission, steals your private information such as: your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Internet, which links you are clicking, and much, much more. The adware may monetize its functionality by collecting data from your browsing sessions and selling it to third party companies. This puts your personal information at a security risk.
We suggest you to remove ad supported software and clean your PC from play3955.you-are-winner10.info ads as quickly as possible, until the presence of the ‘ad-supported’ software has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the step-by-step instructions below that will allow you to completely get rid of the redirect to play3955.you-are-winner10.info unwanted web page, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How does play3955.you-are-winner10.info ads get installed onto personal computer
How to manually remove play3955.you-are-winner10.info pop-up ads
The simple answer is right here on this page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It will allow you easily to clean your computer of ‘ad-supported’ software. Moreover, you can choose manual or automatic removal method. If you are familiar with the personal computer then use manual removal, otherwise use the free anti-malware tool designed specifically to remove ‘ad-supported’ software that causes annoying play3955.you-are-winner10.info redirect. Of course, you can combine both methods. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your web-browser or reboot your machine.
- Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove play3955.you-are-winner10.info redirect
- Remove play3955.you-are-winner10.info pop-ups from Firefox
- Remove play3955.you-are-winner10.info advertisements from Google Chrome
- Remove play3955.you-are-winner10.info redirect from Internet Explorer
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and uninstall the program that causes the appearance of unwanted advertisements and browser redirect to unwanted web-pages, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
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Windows XP, Vista, 7
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove play3955.you-are-winner10.info redirect
Once the ‘ad-supported’ software is started, it can also change the internet browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you run the browser, it will be redirected to an unwanted ads.
To clear the internet browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text which begins with “http://” that has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your internet browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove play3955.you-are-winner10.info pop-ups from Firefox
If the FF settings have been changed by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to delete the redirect onto play3955.you-are-winner10.info page.
First, launch the FF and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Next, click the Help button () as shown in the figure below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the internet browser address bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation prompt, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the adware. When it’s finished, click the “Finish” button
Remove play3955.you-are-winner10.info advertisements from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to delete the malware and adware, as well as to restore the web-browser’s settings that have been replaced by adware.
- Now start the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next, press the “Reset” button.
- When this procedure is finished, your browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your home page, newtab page and search provider by default.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove play3955.you-are-winner10.info redirect from Internet Explorer
To remove the play3955.you-are-winner10.info ads you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your PC.
First, launch the Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will display the drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown in the following image.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt as shown on the image below. Next, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, press the “Reset” button.
When the procedure is done, press “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ad supported software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you open your system, it will display play3955.you-are-winner10.info unwanted web-site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by malicios application.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will show a dialog box that called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, like below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown on the screen below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Get rid of play3955.you-are-winner10.info pop-ups with Malwarebytes
Remove play3955.you-are-winner10.info redirect manually is difficult and often the ad-supported software is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your machine. The Malwarebytes is a reputable malware removal application. It can automatically detect and remove the ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) of the your computer. Moreover, this free program will help you to get rid of web browser hijackers, malware and toolbars that your computer may be infected too. You can follow the step-by-step guide below to remove the play3955.you-are-winner10.info unwanted completely.
Download Malwarebytes Free from the link below.
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Update: September 28, 2017
Once downloaded, close all applications and windows on your PC system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup like below.
When the installation starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your computer.
When setup is finished, you will see window as shown on the image below.
Now press on the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the ad supported software which causes the redirect to play3955.you-are-winner10.info page. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
Once the scan is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing the ad supported software related files, folders, registry keys. When the disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to restart the computer.
The following video explains the step-by-step guide above on how to get rid of adware with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
Stop play3955.you-are-winner10.info pop-ups and other annoying web-sites
To increase your security and protect your computer against new unwanted ads and malicious pages, you need to use program that stops access to dangerous ads and web sites. Moreover, the program can block the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program using the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: May 10, 2017
After the download is complete, launch the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the following image.
Follow the prompts. Once the setup is done, you will see a window as shown on the image below.
You can click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your machine, AdGuard will run automatically and block ads, web sites such as play3955.you-are-winner10.info, as well as other dangerous or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your Windows desktop.
Get rid of play3955.you-are-winner10.info ads and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot delete the annoying play3955.you-are-winner10.info pop-up ads from the Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for ad-supported software, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: September 29, 2017
After the download is complete, open the file location. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is launched, you will see a screen such as below.
Now, press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the malicious extensions and ‘ad-supported’ software that shows ads from play3955.you-are-winner10.info site. When it has finished scanning, it will show a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt. Click “OK”. Once the clean-up is complete, AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your computer.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the AdwCleaner to remove adware, browser hijackers and other malicious programs.
Once you have finished the guide above, your system should be clean from malware and adware. The Chrome, FF, IE and Microsoft Edge will no longer open play3955.you-are-winner10.info unwanted pop-up ads and redirect you to unknown pages. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new type of adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
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Update: November 7, 2015
- Double-click on the HijackThis icon. Next click “Do a system scan only” button.
- Once the scan is done, the scan button will read “Save log”, press it. Save this log to your desktop.
- Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the annoying play3955.you-are-winner10.info .